A building at the Long Island High School for the Arts was renamed on December 19 for singer-songwriter Billy Joel’s mother.
The newly dedicated Rosalind Joel Conservatory for Music and Theatre houses the performing arts programs at the Nassau BOCES school’s Syosset campus. At a small ceremony Tuesday, Joel said his mother “would have gotten a kick out of this.”
“She always encouraged younger people to follow their dream and taught me from a young age, ‘Yes you can,'” said Joel, who last year pledged $1.5 million to help save the school from closure.
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